The Piqua Community Foundation offers several scholarships to graduating high school seniors and/or those already attending an institution of higher learning. Information is listed below.
Those renewing scholarships should contact executive director, Karen Wendeln.
Little Kinger Scholarship
The Little Kinger Fund makes one scholarship available each year, to a young woman graduating from a Miami Valley high school who will be participating in an inter-collegiate level sports program in college.
G. William Hartzell Scholarship
The G. W. Hartzell Charitable Fund makes scholarships to graduating high school seniors and to students already enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university. Students must be enrolled in a 4-year program; those attending community college or junior college are not eligible.
The Patricia L. Recker Memorial Scholarship
The Patricia Recker Scholarship fund awards a renewable scholarship each year to a graduate of Piqua High School or Lehman Catholic High School who is going on to attend an institution of higher learning.
The Robert and Miriam Hartzell Memorial Scholarships
The Robert and Miriam Hartzell Scholarships were established in the foundation through a grant from the Hartzell Norris Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, trustee. The scholarships are made each year to a graduate from each of the following high schools: Miami East, Lehman Catholic, Piqua and Troy. These scholarships are awarded for $2500 per year and renewable for up to a total of 4 years with proof of academic eligibility. Applications are available through the guidance department at each school.
The Forever Code Strong AP Art Scholarship
This scholarship, exclusively for Piqua High School AP Art students, was established within The Piqua Community Foundation in memory of Cody Coffman. This non-renewable scholarship, which will be awarded to at least one graduating student from Piqua High School every year, will be awarded for $1000. Applications are available from Seth Fashner at Piqua High School.
Don J. Massa and Lois V. Massa Scholarship
This scholarship, exclusively for Piqua High School graduating seniors, was established within The Piqua Community Foundation by Piqua resident Don Massa and named for Don and his late wife, Lois, to extend support to students who will major in STEM related fields. This non-renewable scholarship, which will be awarded to one graduating student from Piqua High School every year, will be awarded for $1000. Applications are available through the Piqua Education Foundation (PEF) or Piqua High School counselors.